Nelleke Releases New Track 'Send The Rain' Ahead of Full EP

'Send The Rain' gives listeners a taste of what's to come from Nelleke's upcoming EP release: bird /on concrete


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Netherlands Indie-Folk artist Nelleke is releasing her new single 'Send The Rain,' which is part of her full EP slated to launch in early September. The track was written as a fictional confrontation with a person. One of the questions Nelleke asked herself while writing the lyrics was, "What would I say to someone who has hurt me?" The song expresses a cry for clarity and starting over. Within the melancholy verses, the artist yearns to be able to see the world through rose-colored glasses once again. The track ends on an optimistic note, creating a perspective that embraces the romanticism within this life. Nelleke reflects on her work and states that, "The end of 'Send The Rain' is a celebration of messiness."

The beginning of this single comes off as a folk-based acoustic guitar song, mainly focused on sentiment of the words, reflecting a poem-like structure. Nelleke summons conflicting feelings with a driven acoustic guitar and echoey voices in the distance. The singer expresses a feeling of weightlessness while her and the other character in the song dive into the water. To end the narrative created within the sing, Nelleke included synthesized rhythms to represent celebration and an upbeat tone.

"Send The Rain is the climax moment of my upcoming EP, and the song that represents duality in its purest form," says Nelleke, "The vocal expression in the song is raw and gut-wrenching, emphasizing the emotions associated with frustration and struggle." Nelleke wants her listeners to see this new single as the perfect introduction to her debut EP, 'bird /on concrete,' which will release in September of this year. The EP features themes of duality: calmness versus anger, masculinity versus femininity, and more.


Nelleke is a singer, songwriter and producer from a small town in The Netherlands. At an early age, Nelleke was inspired by well-known singers like Joni Mitchell, Sting, Bonnie Raitt and Bon Iver, ultimately propelling her to pursue a career in music. Nelleke studied musical theatre at Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam, Netherlands. After graduating from university, Nelleke landed a role at 'Soldaat van Oranje' (one of the most renowned musicals in The Netherlands) and continued to pour her passion into musical theater. It wasn't until early 2020 when Nelleke decided to accept a residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, leaving theatre behind to pursue her solo career as a singer-songwriter. Nelleke recently graduated from Berklee College of Music, where she worked alongside professional sound engineers and creatives to produce her debut EP ''bird /on concrete'' (releasing early September 2023). The project organically attracted a team of producers, engineers and creatives around her, who helped her create this body of work. Nelleke's music can best be described as contemporary romanticism, featuring themes related to nature, relationships and womanhood. Her music oscillates between Alternative Pop and Indie-Folk and she is always discovering new realms of musical expression.

April 28, 2023 9:50am ET by PressedFresh Collective  

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